But the human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will run wild and cause you grief.” -Unknown
As of late it seems as though everyone is dying and leaving at the drop of a dime. When I was growing up it seemed that there would be more of the older people than it was the young, but for some odd reason these days it seems that the young are dying first. And in all honesty it really sucks because LIFE is something that they will never really see or truly get to experience. But I must admit that the Bible does say, in the last days the young shall die first and much more swift. Sad to say and maybe a very hard thing to accept, but it does seem that we are living in the last days.
That leads me to the topic at hand. There are so many times that we get into arguments or simple disagreements with people, friends, and family and in the midst of those arguments we never consider the fact that this could possibly be the last time that you ever talk to that person. We say some pretty hurtful and harmful things never thinking about the hurt or damage that we could be causing. The saying “Words cut deep” is something that I feel is taken very lightly and should really be reconsidered.
If we were to be honest, when we are arguing with someone or even just having a disagreement/conversation, we are not thinking about the fact that this could be last time we ever talk to them. We aren’t thinking that these will possibly be the last words that I ever say to this person. In all truth, in that very moment we are saying whatever we can at the time to get our point across or to possibly hurt the others feelings. Or as we like to say to make them feel like we feel in the moment. But that phone call to let us know that those were your last, I promise you, it will hurt you way worst than you ever thought you could hurt them.
So, my purpose in writing this post was because I would like to take a stride to be more mindful of the things I say from this point forward. To make sure that the last words that I say to anyone are not hurtful, but to still get my point across. To make sure that if it’s someone that I care for, that that is something they know and feel regardless of the moment we’re in. To make sure that the last words that I said to anyone were not worth goodbye, but well in Goodbye!
Life is a one time thing, you’re not offered more than one chance. Therefore make sure you give your best and do your best with this opportunity that’s been granted!